You might have noticed a stream of articles and news stories recently as schools and educators discover that play in nature really matters. Below is an example.
D’oh! Isn’t it obvious?!
It’s the latest in a long line of “new discoveries” that are well established practices at Glenaeon. Play in Nature is so fundamental you wonder how it is that “research” is needed to demonstrate this alarmingly obvious point. At Glenaeon we regard play in Nature as a fundamental right of childhood. The physical, emotional, social and mental benefits are so obvious:
• Natural environments are open and undefined, fostering imaginative and creative play
• They foster social play that builds social skills and community rather than competing for the next turn on the swing
• They are filled with trees that exude nutrients and uplifting micro-organisms
• They look better than garish plastic play structures.